William E.S. Robinson Public Service Award Criteria
The South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association presents the William E.S. Robinson
Public Service Award each year at the Annual Seminar. This honor is awarded to a SCBLA member selected by the Board of Directors, as having rendered distinguished public service to the legal profession and the community as was exemplified by Billy Robinson during his life.
Only members of the South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association are eligible. To make the award nonpolitical, active judges and elected public officeholders are excluded, but past service in such positions may be considered.
Please address all that apply:
- The nominees has shown individuality through creative problem-solving while setting an inspirational example of industriousness, unselfish dedication and determination causing him/her to be admired and respected by his/her peers.
- The individual has demonstrated in dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to the poor through pro bono services.
- The individual has participated in an activity that resulted in recognizing an unsatisfied need or in extending services to under served segments of the population.
- The individual has made an extraordinary contribution toward improving lives of low income persons either by direct intervention or indirect organization and/or empowerment.
- The individual exhibits a quest for fairness and truth and a history of commitment.
- The individual exhibits high ethical standards and shows courtesy and respect to the court, fellow members of the bar and the client community.
- The individual has provided service to his/her profession by participating in efforts that will benefit the bankruptcy legal community as a whole.
Nominations and supporting materials should be submitted to Aimee Hiers at SCBLA Headquarters. Other information or documentation that may be submitted include the following:
- Resume of nominee.
- Materials which demonstrate the candidate’s community and/or legal contribution, including articles, brochures or other documents.
- A description of the services provided and a list of all activities or public service projects.
- Letters of support from or names, telephone numbers and addresses of others who are aware of the candidate’s community or legal contribution.
William E.S. Robinson Award Winners
2016 Janet B. Haigler
2015 Susan Ingles
2014 John Butler
2013 G. William McCarthy
2012 Lex A. Rogerson Jr.
2011 Suzanne G. Grigg
2010 Kevin Campbell
2009 R. Geoff Levy
2008 Pamela Beasley
2007 Edward Bailey
2006 Lex A. Rogerson Jr.
2005 Robin L. Blume
2004 Linda K. Barr, Edward L. Bailey, Robert H. Cooper, Gina R. McMaster, William C. McMaster III
2003 Jan M. Baker
2002 C. Jennalyn Dalrymple
2001 Dana E. Wilkinson
2000 Barbara George Barton
1999 Julio E. Mendoza
1998 Sharon K. Butler
1997 John R. Lester
1996 Michael M. Beal
1995 John A. Pincelli
1994 Jane Harris Downey
1993 George B. Cauthen
1992 Tobias G. Ward
1991 Michael J. Cox, Jeanne C. Roberts, Cathy F. Sease, John T. Stack, Donald H. Stubbs